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Nov 07, 2014, 12:27 ET

FIU and National Tropical Botanical Garden establish International Center for Tropical Botany at The Kampong

 FIU and the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) have joined forces to create the International Center for Tropical Botany...

Oct 22, 2014, 17:04 ET

FIU scientists to use tiny particles to fight big diseases

Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But Florida International University researchers are crafting a new...

Sep 22, 2014, 15:37 ET

Back from West Africa, FIU doctor calls for resources and training to fight Ebola

FIU professor Dr. Aileen Marty has returned to Miami after 31 days in Nigeria, serving with the World Health Organization's Global Outbreak Alert...

Aug 26, 2014, 09:47 ET

Minor tweak to job applications could reduce crime, FIU researchers find

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? It's a simple question often asked on job applications and one that is contributing to a higher crime...

Aug 22, 2014, 13:52 ET

Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change

An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate...

Aug 15, 2014, 12:22 ET

Miami doctor recruited to help fight Ebola in West Africa

Dr. Aileen Marty left Miami on Thursday on her way to Nigeria, where she will join a team of experts from around the world to help fight the Ebola...

Aug 13, 2014, 14:28 ET

Imbalance of sharks and sea turtles challenges ecosystems worldwide

The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet's most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage —...

Jul 16, 2014, 10:55 ET

Infants with a clear hand preference show advanced language ability as toddlers, FIU study finds

 Infants who exhibit a consistent right hand preference are more likely to develop advanced language skills by age two, according to a study by...

Jun 26, 2014, 15:22 ET

Accents, hesitation put Hispanics at a disadvantage when questioned, FIU study finds

Non-native English-speaking Hispanics may be viewed as lying more often when being questioned than native-speakers, according to a study by Florida...

Jun 17, 2014, 11:38 ET

Cuban Americans favor a more nuanced policy toward the island

A Florida International University poll released today indicates that Cuban Americans in Miami would welcome changes in U.S. relations with Cuba,...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:24 ET

FIU study reveals tie between mothers with ADHD and children with ADHD or autism

An FIU study led by psychologist Erica D. Musser breaks new ground in the understanding of the link between parents with attention deficit...

Jun 05, 2014, 13:19 ET

Media coverage of terrorist attacks may put children at risk for PTSD

Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of...

May 14, 2014, 13:26 ET

Wall of Wind takes national stage in disaster mitigation

 Florida International University's one-of-a-kind hurricane simulator, the 12-fan Wall of Wind (WoW), takes the national stage this week as a...

May 12, 2014, 12:49 ET

Sleep-deprived teens are at greater risk for health and behavioral problems, according to FIU study

Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a...

Apr 24, 2014, 12:24 ET

Child's play: math program has dramatic results among preschoolers

FIU College of Education Professor Charles Bleiker has developed a program based on 15 simple activities—or games—that appears to boost...

Apr 15, 2014, 15:44 ET

Scientists say long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could come soon

Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of international researchers including...

Apr 08, 2014, 10:56 ET

Combination of treatments could lead to lower and safer doses of medication in children with ADHD

Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may be the key to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

Jan 23, 2014, 10:23 ET

Origami technology: new possibilities for the military

 FIU researchers are using technology and principles derived from the traditional Japanese art of origami to create remarkably compact and...

Dec 11, 2013, 12:21 ET

High-flying performers to train and live on FIU's campus

Partnership win-win for university, Royal Caribbean  FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have signed an agreement to build a unique new...

Nov 22, 2013, 14:21 ET

Researchers link sleep deprivation with criminal behavior among adolescents

 Lack of sleep can contribute to delinquent behavior by adolescents, according to an FIU study. Researchers have...